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Garden Route – Awesome Nature and Scenic Routes

The beautiful Garden Route stretches from Mossel Bay through to the Storms River mouth. This 200 kilometer route takes travelers through a series of picturesque towns and villages, each with their own unique character and attractions. Certainly, anyone who has explored the Garden Route soon comes to understand why it is considered by many to be South Africa’s “Garden of Eden”.

Those who are looking for a touch of adventure will not be disappointed. Zip from tree to tree on a Tsitsikamma canopy tour, bungee jump off the Bloukrans Bridge, reputed to be the world’s highest commercially operated jump, or the Gourits Bridge if you want something a little less extreme. With many hiking and mountain biking routes winding their way through breath-taking terrain, hikers and bikers will find something to suit their fitness and experience level along the Garden Route. Prepare to do some whale-spotting at lookout points along the way and bird-watching opportunities abound.

When traveling along the scenic Garden Route, relax and enjoy the drive, stopping off at popular spots such as George, Wilderness, Sedgefield, Knysna, Plettenberg Bay, Nature’s Valley, Storms River and the Tsitsikamma National Park. Other towns along the way include Little Brak, Groot Brak, Herold’s Bay, Glentana, Victoria Bay and Brenton on Sea, all of which have their own special charm and plenty to offer holidaymakers who appreciate the beauty of nature.